The past two decades have been a period of rapid evolution in the science of biotechnology and therefore in patent strategies, if not in patent law itself. Patent law takes a long time to catch up with science, and commentators take a long time to catch up with the law, but patent lawyers don’t have that luxury. They have to keep ahead of the game, figuring out claiming strategies that allow their clients to capture the value of future discoveries. I want to discuss some of these strategies today.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Eisenberg, Rebecca S. "Reaching Through the Genome." In Science & Cents: Exploring the Economics of Biotechnology: Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, April 19.2002, edited by J. F. Duca and M. K. Yükel, 105-15. Dallas, Tex.: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2003.